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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 21. Securities And Retail Franchising
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission, Division Of Securities And Retail Franchising
Chapter 20. Broker-Dealers, Broker-Dealer Agents and Agents of the Issuer
11/28/2021

21VAC5-20-230. Notice of civil, criminal, administrative or arbitrational action.

A. An applicant or a registrant shall notify the commission:

1. Within 30 calendar days of the date any complaint, pleading or notice is served or received giving notice of any civil, criminal or administrative charge or any arbitration proceeding or any formal order of investigation, including any such charge, proceeding or order by a self-regulatory organization registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, against the applicant or registrant which directly or indirectly relates to the registration or sale of securities to any activity as a broker-dealer or agent or to any activity in which a breach of trust is alleged.

2. Within 30 calendar days of the date filed, any answer, reply or response to the complaint, pleading or notice referred to in subdivision 1 of this subsection.

3. Within 30 calendar days of the date of any decision, order or sanction rendered, or any appeal filed with respect to such decision, order or sanction, in regard to the complaint, pleading or notice referred to in subdivision 1 of this subsection.

B. A registrant who is a FINRA member broker-dealer or is associated with a FINRA member broker-dealer may file the notification required by subsection A of this section either with the commission's Division of Securities and Retail Franchising or on and in compliance with all requirements of CRD.

C. One copy of any item referred to in subdivision 1, 2 or 3 of this subsection shall be filed with the commission promptly following a request for same.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 13.1-523 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Rule 300, Case No. SEC810005, eff. July 1, 1981; amended by Case No. SEC940048, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 24, eff. August 1, 1994; Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1998; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. June 3, 2013.

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